Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2016

R175.00

R175.00 | Club R148.75

 

Striving towards the perfect blended balance, this complex yet elegant wine has a vibrant dark red colour with hints of herbal and violet aromas folded into layers of fruit, dark chocolate and savoury notes.

It is smooth and supple on the palate with ripe tannins, good concentration and persistent plush finish.

 

The name Bordeaux derives from the French au bord de l’eau which means “along the waters”. Bordeaux red wine is typically Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

 

This wine is also available on Amazon UK and Capreo

Tasting Notes

This wine displays integrated cassis and blackberry fruits with hints of cinnamon and spice on the nose. It exhibits ripe and concentrated briary fruit with cherry and chocolate flavours on the palate. It has a long finish, balanced by fine tannins, a rich texture and subtle acidity.

Awards

Grand Classique 2015

Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018 – 90 points

Platter Guide 2019 – 4.5 stars

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Silver Outstanding

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2018 – Bronze

The Sommelier Selection 2018

 

Grand Classique 2013

Platters Guide  2018 – 4 stars

 

Grand Classique 2012

Silver: International Wine and Spirit competition: 2015
John Platter Guide 2016: 4 stars
John Platter Guide 2017: 4 stars

 

Grand Classique 2011

John Platter Guide 2015: 4 stars
Silver: International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Taj Classic Wine Trophy 2014: Bacchus Trophy
Miguel Chan: 92 points
Tim Atkin: 88 points
Marc Hinton, Enobytes: 91 points

 

Grand Classique 2011

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 – Silver Outstanding

Platters Guide 2014 – 4 stars

Additional Information

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 28% | Merlot 22% | Petit Verdot 18%| Cabernet Franc 17% | Malbec 15%

Harvest Date

February & March 2015

Analysis

Alc: 14.34% | R.S 2.3 | T.A 6.0g/l | pH 3.57

Fermentation

3-4 weeks in stainless steel tanks which were pumped over 3-4 times a day as required. 1-2 weeks maceration on skins

Ageing

18 months: 30% new French oak (225 litre, 40% second fill and 30% third fill French oak (225 litre)

Bottling Date

September 2017

Winemaker’s Note

Intense bright red with a dark purple hue in the glass; the 2015 Grand Classique displays integrated fruit and spicy notes on the nose. It has a long finish, balanced by fine tannins, a rich texture and subtle acidity.
It is the ideal red wine to lie down in your cellar for up to 10 years, whereby you will be richly rewarded.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Enjoy with beef sirloin, oxtail and smoked bone marrow croquette, celeriac puree, poached pear, celeriac and hazelnut dressing.

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